We've been really excited about our minor league baseball team (The Birmingham Barons-- a farm team for the White Sox) moving to a brand new stadium downtown-- we live less than 10 min away. The grand opening was last Wed, and we decided on Fri night to brave the crowds and take the boys to see their first game.
One of my favorite parts of the stadium is a grassy area at the end of the 1st & 3rd baselines-- instead of seats, there are two grassy hills for families to spread out picnic blankets and for kids to run around. While we didn't make it through the whole game, the kids lasted until the middle of the 7th inning (around 9:30pm)-- better than I thought they'd do.
Liam loved the stadium, especially the big digital scoreboard!
Jack had a blast, too: running up & down the hill & checking out the field:
eating some french fries,
and making friends with the big boys.
We had a great time and we'll definitely go back-- The bigger kids got a bit rowdy as it got late, so I think we may try an afternoon game next time, but I'm glad we took them. Can't wait to watch more games with them...and can't wait to watch them play in a few years!